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Wanting to get ducks...

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Gonzo, Jan 25, 2010.

  1. Gonzo

    Gonzo Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 25, 2009
    Southwestern, In
    I'm wanting to put a small pond in my front yard, Will the Ducks fly south for the winter, or do I do something to keep them here?
     
  2. rainplace

    rainplace Interstellar Duck Academy

    domestic ducks are not migratory!
     
  3. Pet Duck Boy

    Pet Duck Boy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 12, 2009
    Orlando, FL
    You could always get domestic breeds of ducks, such as pekins, runners, cayugas, swedish, or maybe some muscovies. Most of those breeds won't fly, although the muscovie is an exception. As far as I hear ducks fair much better in the cold than chickens do...maybe all they will need is a predator proof pen or coop. If fed well I'm sure they won't leave. Really depends on what breed you get and if you hand raise them. I'm sure others with more experience will chime in.
     

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